Designer Brands for Less with Uptown Cheapskate + 20 Week Bumpdate

August 10, 2016

Today I am sharing how to get designer brands for less with Uptown Cheapskate. If you haven’t heard of them before, Uptown Cheapskate is a modern and stylish resale shop with branches all over the US. One opened in Tulsa this past fall, and I was lucky enough to work with them at that time (see posts here and here). Essentially you bring in your clothes and get cash on the spot! Unlike other stores, they pay you upfront instead of when your clothes sell. The last time I worked with them, I put together two outfits for $75 with brands like Gap, Loft, and Asos. This time I walked out of the store with my very first item of Tory Burch clothing for only $40. This dress was calling my name, and at the price, it was a no-brainier. Tory Burch dresses usually sell new for anywhere from $300 and up.

If you are in the Tulsa area or have an Uptown Cheapskate near you, I definitely recommend checking it out to get designer brands for less. Are you a resale shopper? I personally love them! They allow me to recycle and keep my blogger closet from getting too full, all while making a little cash. And who doesn’t want a little cash?

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Designer Brands for Less with Uptown Cheapskate

Tory Burch Dress c/o Uptown Cheapskate // Wedges: Marc Fisher // Chloe Dupe Bag // Sunglasses: Karen Walker // Necklace c/o Kendra Scott

Special thanks to Uptown Cheapskate for sponsoring this post.

20 Week Bumpdate

How Far Along: 20 weeks. Holy cow, how did that happen?! It’s hard to believe I am already halfway! If feels like just yesterday I was writing my first trimester update.

Gender: Russ and I do not plan to find out the baby’s gender. We just had our big scan and held strong!

Name: Because we aren’t finding out the gender, we are going to keep these to ourselves. We have several we like with a strong boy and girl contender. It feels like such a monumental decision!

How I am feeling emotionally: All the emotions, all the time. Grin. Excited, scared, like I have so much to do, worried about my appearance, etc. My mind feels like it is constantly jumping from one thing to another. Who are we going to use as our pediatrician? Should I have read that by now? I should probably sign up for a class. Can we do this? Holy cow, I’m going to be a mom! I get to watch Russ be a dad! You get the idea.

How I’m feeling physically: I have been incredibly fortunate to have a good pregnancy. Overall I have experienced minimal side effects compared to many. I will say, pregnancy is a strange and wonderful thing. It’s crazy how much it affects your body in every way. I’ve always had migraines and am usually on a preventative and as-needed medicine, so being off them has been the hardest. I have pretty regular headaches. I’ve also started having some calf and ankle swelling if I’m on my feet too much or wear heels for too long. Womp, womp! You know I love my heels.

Physical changes: I mentioned last time and in my pregnancy fitness post that watching my body change has been harder than I expected. I think it’s important for women to be able to say things like that without it meaning they are a bad mom. We can acknowledge the hard without undermining the good, and I think it helps us stay real with one another.  I’ve gained more weight than I thought I would have by this time, and I have to remind myself what a precious miracle it is to carry this child. My body changing is all part of that, and I wouldn’t do anything different. Okay, maybe a few less cheeseburgers…

Nursery: We are making progress on the nursery! We have the crib, dresser, rug, and some accents. It has been soooo much fun! I’ve shared a few things on snapchat (straightastyle) if you want to follow along. I plan to do a full reveal on the blog at some point. I think I may schedule it and then share it after the baby arrives while I give my body some time to recover and give us and I some time to figure out what in the heck we are doing.

Highlight: I can feel the baby moving now! The first time it happened I thought, “Was that what I think it was?!” It took me a couple days of it reoccurring to feel confident to say it. Russ even got to feel it this week. It’s the neatest thing ever! This sweet little reminder that I am carrying a precious life. The other recent highlight was definitely our ultrasound. Love seeing that little babe and hearing all is well.

Thanks for keeping up with me during this time!

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  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth August 10, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Loved reading your bump update!!! You are very strong for holding out for the gender reveal. I love when parents do that, it makes the delivery that much more special 🙂

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz August 10, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Happy to hear that overall you’re feeling good!! What a fabulous deal on that dress—it’s GORGEOUS and looks super versatile!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista August 10, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Ahhhh you’re halfway, and look at that cute lil’ bump! Yay for feeling the baby move already, I didn’t feel it until around 22-23 weeks, and now she won’t stop kicking! Loving this dress on you, and keep rocking those heels/wedges gorgeous momma <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Kate August 10, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Love this whole look on you! Your hair looks so cute like that + those sunnies are adorable!
    -Kate //

  • Reply Jill August 10, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Feeling the baby kicking was the best part of being pregnant! I love this dress on you! Such a cute look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Gabriella Pacifico August 10, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Absolutely love this dress! Going to be perfect for transitining into fall!
    And I love that you are not going to find out the gender of the babe! So exciting!

    xx Gabriella

  • Reply Blaire Bingham August 10, 2016 at 6:59 am

    You are half way there, and looking fabulous! Feeling those little bumps and kicks was my favorite part of being pregnant!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply thefashionfolks August 10, 2016 at 6:57 am

    They sounds so good, have to look them up! And that Tory Burch dress is so charming, love the pattern! Xx

  • Reply Rachel August 10, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I loved this dress when I saw it on IG last night, it’s such a pretty print! That’s so exciting that the nursery is coming along! So fun to decorate!! Looking forward to seeing it. Adding you on Snap now 🙂

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Lauren {Fizz & Frosting} August 10, 2016 at 6:39 am

    You are looking so fab! I just love this dress. I can’t believe you found it at such a great price!
    Fizz and Frosting

  • Reply Izzy August 10, 2016 at 6:27 am

    that’s incredible! wish we had something like that over in Sydney! Your update sounds so exciting- what a wonderful feeling to feel the baby moving 🙂

  • Reply Tara | The Mix August 10, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Such an amazing price for TB! Love the print of the dress too 🙂

  • Reply Victoria Fox August 10, 2016 at 5:48 am

    This dress looks so amazing on you! I am obsessed! Also half way there! YAY! so glad that you are doing well and feeling good! Everything is so exciting! Happy Wednesday!

  • Reply Rosanna Briguglio August 10, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Glad that you’re feeling good! Love the bag!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

  • Reply Living on Cloud Nine August 10, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Half way….Wow!! I am so thrilled you are feeling good and you sure are looking fabulous!! Darling outfit!!

  • Reply arollorkins August 10, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Great to hear an update from you! Lookin’ gorgeous as always, and I hope everything with the pregnancy goes as planned!

    xoxo, Lora |

  • Reply Rachelle August 10, 2016 at 5:16 am

    that dress is so pretty, you look gorgeous. You are so strong, but good fro you for waiting to find out the gender.


  • Reply Marta C August 10, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Such a pretty outfit & what a steal, sounds like an amazing store! So excited for you & it’s the coolest thing to finally feel the baby move! Enjoy this time and love that you are waiting to find out the gender, to me that was such a special thing and it’s the best surprise you will ever have!

  • Reply Bash Harry August 10, 2016 at 1:54 am

    How do you not want to know the gender? When my mom was pregnant, I kept asking every single day because I was desperate to learn! Oh I can’t believe you’re halfway through the pregnancy, but you’re barely showing. I hope everything goes smoothly <3

    xx   B A S H   |   go   say     H E Y   B A S H

  • Reply Natali August 10, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Awww, so many nice updates!!! I can’t believe how you two can be so “strong” and not wanting to find out the baby’s gender, I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter was one of the most emotional and life changing points in my life. But all kudos to you and may the rest of the pregnancy go as well as until now. When it comes to body changes/ weight, to be honest, I barely see any changes in your photos, you look as lean and gracious as always. Also, all that extra weight is mostly your baby, placenta and birth water, so the real “extra” is almost non existent.
    Feeling your baby move is the most precious thing ever, so enjoy it to the fullest, it will only get more “real” from now on. 🙂

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